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The Putnam County Commission met on Tuesday, June 11 with Brian Ellis acting as commission president. Commissioner Andy Skidmore, regular commission president, was on vacation and absent from the meeting.

Aside from routine items of general business, commission business consisted of a bid opening for new flooring at the Putnam County Animal Shelter, final approval of bid award for paving at the courthouse, and a hearing for DAEA (Dilapidated & Abandoned Building Enforcement Agency) Case No. 2024-07.

The commission awarded the contract to replace the epoxy floor coating at the shelter to the one and only bidder, BPI, Inc. The project entails disassembly of the kennels, removal and replacement of the floor coating, and reassembly of the kennels. The commission approved BPI’s bid of $63,500 contingent upon review by the county manager. The floor coating that is in need of replacement was installed in 2013 when the facility was built. The normal lifetime of epoxy flooring for animal shelters is 10-15 years.

The commission affirmed its bid award to Asphalt Contractors & Sitework, Inc. for courthouse paving in the amount of $392,169.

In the DAEA hearing, the commission heard Tim Carroll concerning abandoned trailers on North Poplar Fork Road. The commission informed Carroll that actions regarding the complaint would await a review by the DAEA Board concerning the condition of the property 90 days after June 11.

The next county commission meeting will be Tuesday, June 25, at 5 p.m.

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